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FACT

Youth First Social Workers are in area schools free of charge to talk to any student about obstacles they are facing. The most common reasons students were referred to a Youth First Social Worker last year were:

  • Mental Health Concerns (Depression, Anxiety, Anger Management & Grief)
  • Home Life Concerns (Parent/Child Conflict, Sibling Conflict & Divorce Adjustment)
  • Social Skills Concerns (Peer Conflict & Relational Issues)
  • School Performance Concerns (Academic Progress, Attendance & Poor School Behavior)
  • Substance Abuse Concerns (Alcohol & Other Drugs)

ACT

$20 per MONTH helps one child per year receive the services they need from a Youth First Social Worker.

Your gift will help youth in our community who may be your neighbor, friend or loved one. Please consider making a gift during this holiday season.

IMPACT

  • 39 social workers in 57 Southwest Indiana schools
    • Served 17,090 students
  • 168 after school and community programs
    • Served 43,004 youth and families
  • Provided, on average, 16 crisis interventions per week
    • This includes threat of suicide, self harm, and neglect/abuse

 

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